Self Esteem Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Alexandra Grissom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
I am so excited that you have come across AIG Therapy PLLC! My name is Alexandra (she/her) and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) providing individual therapy services to adults who are: struggling with anxiety, experiencing a life transition, struggle with self-doubt & people pleasing, looking to increase self-esteem & confidence and looking to create sustainable boundaries and balance in life.
I am so excited that you have come across AIG Therapy PLLC! My name is Alexandra (she/her) and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) providing individual therapy services to adults who are: struggling with anxiety, experiencing a life transition, struggle with self-doubt & people pleasing, looking to increase self-esteem & confidence and looking to create sustainable boundaries and balance in life.
(206) 457-1312 View (206) 457-1312
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Tara Conroy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98133
Tara Conroy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years of experience. Tara is passionate about helping adults who are struggling with anxiety, panic disorder-related issues, grief, loss, low self-esteem, and much more.
Tara Conroy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years of experience. Tara is passionate about helping adults who are struggling with anxiety, panic disorder-related issues, grief, loss, low self-esteem, and much more.
(206) 208-7561 View (206) 208-7561
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Sarah Kelley
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
I am genuinely passionate about helping young women navigate early adulthood with all its challenges and complexities. Coping with anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression can often impact the pursuit of what you truly want in life—both individually and in relationships—bringing waves of despair and moments of discouragement that often feel overwhelming. These fears can be all too real and can leave you feeling lost and alone. I am dedicated to walking alongside you as you explore your emotions and feelings, discover your inner resilience, and take steps toward self-compassion and a greater sense of trust in who you are.
I am genuinely passionate about helping young women navigate early adulthood with all its challenges and complexities. Coping with anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression can often impact the pursuit of what you truly want in life—both individually and in relationships—bringing waves of despair and moments of discouragement that often feel overwhelming. These fears can be all too real and can leave you feeling lost and alone. I am dedicated to walking alongside you as you explore your emotions and feelings, discover your inner resilience, and take steps toward self-compassion and a greater sense of trust in who you are.
(206) 339-6229 View (206) 339-6229
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David J Kosins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
I am one of Washington State's most experienced specialists in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I help people to cope with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders, and to live a healthy, balanced life. Working from a foundation of a caring and empathic therapy relationship, I can teach you scientifically-supported skills to handle your life challanges more effectively. My goal is to help my clients regain their vitality and confidence through learning how to resolve current problems and reduce troubling symptoms. My ideal client is someone struggling with an anxiety or related disorder who seeks concrete results from therapy that is informed by research.
I am one of Washington State's most experienced specialists in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I help people to cope with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders, and to live a healthy, balanced life. Working from a foundation of a caring and empathic therapy relationship, I can teach you scientifically-supported skills to handle your life challanges more effectively. My goal is to help my clients regain their vitality and confidence through learning how to resolve current problems and reduce troubling symptoms. My ideal client is someone struggling with an anxiety or related disorder who seeks concrete results from therapy that is informed by research.
(206) 483-0367 View (206) 483-0367
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Vanessa M Miller
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
My name is Vanessa and I'm so honored that you are considering me for your counseling journey. Therapy is highly effective with a compassionate therapist to walk by your side and encourage you on your path to improving your life. I offer unconditional positive regard, a non-judgmental approach, and will remind you the whole way of all the love you deserve. I've helped many different types of clients improve their relationships, create peaceful environments, replace negative thoughts with positive ones, overcome trauma, communicate better, and more. My primary specialties include Autism, ADHD, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
My name is Vanessa and I'm so honored that you are considering me for your counseling journey. Therapy is highly effective with a compassionate therapist to walk by your side and encourage you on your path to improving your life. I offer unconditional positive regard, a non-judgmental approach, and will remind you the whole way of all the love you deserve. I've helped many different types of clients improve their relationships, create peaceful environments, replace negative thoughts with positive ones, overcome trauma, communicate better, and more. My primary specialties include Autism, ADHD, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(206) 202-1870 View (206) 202-1870
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Jason Chug
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
I work with clients struggling with anxiety and depression with focuses in existential issues, low self-esteem, men's issues and life transitions. The individuals I work with look to gain understanding and develop the ability to make decisions towards living a happier life.
I work with clients struggling with anxiety and depression with focuses in existential issues, low self-esteem, men's issues and life transitions. The individuals I work with look to gain understanding and develop the ability to make decisions towards living a happier life.
(206) 312-7087 View (206) 312-7087
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Laura W. Groshong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105
Thank you for reviewing my practice information. Clients working with me have had success in getting through emotional crisis, dealing with longstanding emotional distress, as well as making changes in what helps them feel worthwhile. If you are in distress due to a loss, a conflict with others, or a conflict within, I may be able to help. My 42 years of practice have given me a broad understanding of the emotional problems that my clients face. I look forward to meeting you.
Thank you for reviewing my practice information. Clients working with me have had success in getting through emotional crisis, dealing with longstanding emotional distress, as well as making changes in what helps them feel worthwhile. If you are in distress due to a loss, a conflict with others, or a conflict within, I may be able to help. My 42 years of practice have given me a broad understanding of the emotional problems that my clients face. I look forward to meeting you.
(206) 745-0619 View (206) 745-0619
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Hyacinth Counseling
Counselor, MACP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
Welcome! I'm Leyla (she/her) and I work with teens and adults 16+ with a variety of concerns. I love working collaboratively with my clients to build on your strengths and identify/challenge unhelpful patterns and beliefs. Through supportive, compassionate conversation, we’ll aim to facilitate healing so you can live a happier and more fulfilled life. Therapy can help us to learn, grow, attain our personal goals, and get us back on track and living in the moment again. Based on your needs, our sessions can be laid back and informal, or more structured and skills based.
Welcome! I'm Leyla (she/her) and I work with teens and adults 16+ with a variety of concerns. I love working collaboratively with my clients to build on your strengths and identify/challenge unhelpful patterns and beliefs. Through supportive, compassionate conversation, we’ll aim to facilitate healing so you can live a happier and more fulfilled life. Therapy can help us to learn, grow, attain our personal goals, and get us back on track and living in the moment again. Based on your needs, our sessions can be laid back and informal, or more structured and skills based.
(206) 752-6749 View (206) 752-6749
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Cherrise Smith
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98166  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am currently accepting new clients! Together we will create and environment that is compassionate, supportive and built on a foundation of trust. My therapeutic approach is highly relational, direct, and collaborative with the utilization of multiple therapeutic modalities. I work with children and teens struggling with social skills, emotion regulation, anxiety/depression, and coping skills. My natural ability to build rapport helps to create a space where they can recognize their challenges, build their strengths, and feel both understood and safe as they navigate through the complexities of being a youth today.
Welcome, I am currently accepting new clients! Together we will create and environment that is compassionate, supportive and built on a foundation of trust. My therapeutic approach is highly relational, direct, and collaborative with the utilization of multiple therapeutic modalities. I work with children and teens struggling with social skills, emotion regulation, anxiety/depression, and coping skills. My natural ability to build rapport helps to create a space where they can recognize their challenges, build their strengths, and feel both understood and safe as they navigate through the complexities of being a youth today.
(206) 222-4136 View (206) 222-4136
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Jeanne Foss Swaine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98133
Seeking therapy is a courageous, empowering step. Although you are strong, you shouldn't have to walk through life's hardships alone. I provide individual and couples counseling with a mindful and compassionate approach around subjects such as grief and loss, depression and anxiety, reclaiming one's self esteem, relational trauma, conflict resolution, fertility struggles, and new motherhood, to name a few. I am continually amazed by our natural ability to heal and thrive given the right kind of attention and caring presence.
Seeking therapy is a courageous, empowering step. Although you are strong, you shouldn't have to walk through life's hardships alone. I provide individual and couples counseling with a mindful and compassionate approach around subjects such as grief and loss, depression and anxiety, reclaiming one's self esteem, relational trauma, conflict resolution, fertility struggles, and new motherhood, to name a few. I am continually amazed by our natural ability to heal and thrive given the right kind of attention and caring presence.
(360) 813-6826 View (360) 813-6826
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Derek Cooper
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
Derek Cooper, LMHC, is a therapist at the Thriving Center of Psychology. He works with a wide range of presenting challenges, including addiction, identity crises, self-esteem/confidence issues, emotion/stress management, and trauma, in addition to working with anxiety and depression. As an Afro-Caribbean who takes pride in his heritage, he brings a multicultural perspective to his work and has extensive experience with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, and identities. He has particular expertise in working with people of color and the LGBTQIA community.
Derek Cooper, LMHC, is a therapist at the Thriving Center of Psychology. He works with a wide range of presenting challenges, including addiction, identity crises, self-esteem/confidence issues, emotion/stress management, and trauma, in addition to working with anxiety and depression. As an Afro-Caribbean who takes pride in his heritage, he brings a multicultural perspective to his work and has extensive experience with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, and identities. He has particular expertise in working with people of color and the LGBTQIA community.
(206) 208-8812 View (206) 208-8812
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Rachel Lee
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98117
My work is rooted in a collaborative, relational, and compassionate framework that considers the full experience of each client's identity. I feel strongly about creating inclusive and supportive spaces for people in transitional stages. I’m fascinated with how our relationship to ourselves and to others affects our wellbeing, and aim to provide a supportive and co-creative space that’s filled with presence, care, understanding, humor, and joy as we navigate these experiences together. Over the last decade I’ve worked with refugees, first-generation college students, and people experiencing trauma and PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
My work is rooted in a collaborative, relational, and compassionate framework that considers the full experience of each client's identity. I feel strongly about creating inclusive and supportive spaces for people in transitional stages. I’m fascinated with how our relationship to ourselves and to others affects our wellbeing, and aim to provide a supportive and co-creative space that’s filled with presence, care, understanding, humor, and joy as we navigate these experiences together. Over the last decade I’ve worked with refugees, first-generation college students, and people experiencing trauma and PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
(206) 207-9602 x23 View (206) 207-9602 x23
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Shannon Karich
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Currently, I am specializing in relationship issues, self-esteem, and women’s issues. I am skilled in working with anxiety, mood disorders, and complex trauma with all age ranges. My strong suits are empathy and my ability to really understand where someone is coming from, and I use that to develop a positive path forward. Rather than sticking to a particular method, I custom tailor my session to meet the unique needs of each individual. Earlier in my career, I was published in peer-reviewed journals for my research in Clinical Psychology.
Currently, I am specializing in relationship issues, self-esteem, and women’s issues. I am skilled in working with anxiety, mood disorders, and complex trauma with all age ranges. My strong suits are empathy and my ability to really understand where someone is coming from, and I use that to develop a positive path forward. Rather than sticking to a particular method, I custom tailor my session to meet the unique needs of each individual. Earlier in my career, I was published in peer-reviewed journals for my research in Clinical Psychology.
(509) 581-2786 View (509) 581-2786
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Annika Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, MedFT, ASSECT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
Desiring to bring connection, healing and vibrancy back into your own life or your relationship? Have you and your partner begun to feel more like roommates than soulmates? Desiring to regain a sense of personal identity and purpose? Change is possible. I work with couples to move them from disconnection to a transformed connection. Individuals from mundane to whole-hearted living.
Desiring to bring connection, healing and vibrancy back into your own life or your relationship? Have you and your partner begun to feel more like roommates than soulmates? Desiring to regain a sense of personal identity and purpose? Change is possible. I work with couples to move them from disconnection to a transformed connection. Individuals from mundane to whole-hearted living.
(509) 774-5037 View (509) 774-5037
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Elza Boycheva
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98121  (Online Only)
Do you worry, overthink, feel anxious, have panic attacks, PTSD, or avoid certain situations because of anxiety/trauma? Your thoughts may be racing, spiraling, or making you feel like you’re experiencing painful situations all over again. You may be left feeling overwhelmed, terrified, out of control, and not knowing how to cope. You may avoid people, isolate yourself, find it hard to trust or connect with others, worry about others judging you, or become stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns. At times, it can feel hard to function.
Do you worry, overthink, feel anxious, have panic attacks, PTSD, or avoid certain situations because of anxiety/trauma? Your thoughts may be racing, spiraling, or making you feel like you’re experiencing painful situations all over again. You may be left feeling overwhelmed, terrified, out of control, and not knowing how to cope. You may avoid people, isolate yourself, find it hard to trust or connect with others, worry about others judging you, or become stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns. At times, it can feel hard to function.
(206) 866-2985 View (206) 866-2985
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Alex Kerney - N. W. Family Psychology
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
Alexandra Kerney, LMHCA, graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with an M.Ed. in School Counseling. Alex uses evidence-based practices and strength-based approaches when working with child, adolescent, and young adult clients, and enjoys helping people overcome depression, anxiety, peer conflicts, low self-esteem, and bullying.
Alexandra Kerney, LMHCA, graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with an M.Ed. in School Counseling. Alex uses evidence-based practices and strength-based approaches when working with child, adolescent, and young adult clients, and enjoys helping people overcome depression, anxiety, peer conflicts, low self-esteem, and bullying.
(206) 966-4877 View (206) 966-4877
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Ellie Valda
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115
Welcome! As a counselor I am committed to creating a safe space for healing and growth where clients can share their stories. I work with adults (18 and up) who have difficulties related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, and identity. Additionally, I specialize in navigating multicultural issues. I am also passionate about women's issues, particularly women's health and the impact it can have on wellness. I am a board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Welcome! As a counselor I am committed to creating a safe space for healing and growth where clients can share their stories. I work with adults (18 and up) who have difficulties related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, and identity. Additionally, I specialize in navigating multicultural issues. I am also passionate about women's issues, particularly women's health and the impact it can have on wellness. I am a board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
(206) 222-9062 View (206) 222-9062
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Agnes Chmielewska
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
Are you concerned about your child? Does your child struggle with: anxiety, feeling sad, behavioral outbursts, difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, problems at school, low grades? Is the stress affecting your family? I am here for you! I work with children, teens and families to find solutions that can help the whole family live a healthy life and deal with the challenges that we deal with daily. I believe in healing through playing, being creative and talk therapy. I advocate for children and teens who need that extra support in school.
Are you concerned about your child? Does your child struggle with: anxiety, feeling sad, behavioral outbursts, difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, problems at school, low grades? Is the stress affecting your family? I am here for you! I work with children, teens and families to find solutions that can help the whole family live a healthy life and deal with the challenges that we deal with daily. I believe in healing through playing, being creative and talk therapy. I advocate for children and teens who need that extra support in school.
(425) 333-2696 View (425) 333-2696
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Karin Yeung Matthews
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
You are a high performer who is stuck & looking for outside help. You want to have a secure & loving relationship. You want to heal from past hurts, connect with your inner compass & shift towards healthier ways of living. In couples counseling, my husband & I work as a team to help couples grow together. As former high tech & legal professionals, we understand how work demands can impact your quality of life. As parents, we get how children are both a joy & a stressor in relationships. As an intercultural couple, we recognize the challenges in bridging different world views.
You are a high performer who is stuck & looking for outside help. You want to have a secure & loving relationship. You want to heal from past hurts, connect with your inner compass & shift towards healthier ways of living. In couples counseling, my husband & I work as a team to help couples grow together. As former high tech & legal professionals, we understand how work demands can impact your quality of life. As parents, we get how children are both a joy & a stressor in relationships. As an intercultural couple, we recognize the challenges in bridging different world views.
(206) 866-2274 View (206) 866-2274
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Sarah Pompa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be hard, not knowing if a therapist is going to understand you at a level that makes you feel safe, secure and open to discuss what is truly on your heart and mind. If you're wanting to enjoy life’s pleasures again, therapy is a great way to learn about yourself and others. Life can throw many twists and turns your way, making you feel isolated, alone and not understood. Therapy can help in learning more about your current situation, thoughts and behaviors to make a change that can make you start enjoying your relationships and hobbies again.
Finding the right therapist can be hard, not knowing if a therapist is going to understand you at a level that makes you feel safe, secure and open to discuss what is truly on your heart and mind. If you're wanting to enjoy life’s pleasures again, therapy is a great way to learn about yourself and others. Life can throw many twists and turns your way, making you feel isolated, alone and not understood. Therapy can help in learning more about your current situation, thoughts and behaviors to make a change that can make you start enjoying your relationships and hobbies again.
(206) 202-6271 View (206) 202-6271

Self Esteem Therapists

When should a person seek therapy for low self-esteem?

When self-esteem problems begin to disrupt the healthy daily functioning of an individual, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not engaging with friends for fear of being judged, not completing work assignments because they don’t think they’re capable, or not finding romantic love because they don’t feel they’re worthy of it, a therapist may be able to help.

What are the signs of low self-esteem?

Low self-esteem is a common issue that can affect a person's mental and emotional well-being. Some common signs of low self-esteem include negative self-talk, perfectionism, social anxiety, difficulty making decisions, an inability to set boundaries, people-pleasing, and others. A lack of belief in oneself or one’s abilities and a feeling of not being worthy or deserving underlie most of these characteristics.

What causes low self-esteem?

Feelings of low self-worth can begin in childhood or adulthood. Being raised by a highly critical parent or growing up feeling constant disapproval can stay with a person well into adulthood. Specific issues in adulthood may also be a cause of low self-esteem. An unhappy relationship, a dysfunctional work or school experience can impact a person’s feelings of self-worth.

How can therapy improve self-esteem?

Therapists can help identify negative thought patterns that keep the client stuck in a loop of destructive self-talk and develop coping skills to change the voice in their head. A therapist can help with goal-setting, so that clients are better able to stay on task and build confidence from successfully completing work they’re proud of. Coaching a client on how to better communicate can improve relationships. These skills can result in someone with low self-esteem feeling empowered and living with less fear.